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March 2011 | Volume 119 | Issue 3


Hidden Costs of Energy: Unpriced Consequences of Energy Production and Use

Maximilian Auffhammer


SOT at 50: A Proud Legacy, A Vibrant Future

Linda S. Birnbaum

Dioxin Emissions and Human Exposure in China: A Brief History of Policy and Research

Bin Zhao, Minghui Zheng and Guibin Jiang


Engineered Nanoparticles in Consumer Products: Understanding a New Ingredient

Rebecca Kessler

Spheres of Influence

Alberta’s Oil Sands: Hard Evidence, Missing Data, New Promises

Bob Weinhold

Science Selection

Road RAGE? The Role of Diesel Particulate Matter in Lung Inflammation

Kellyn S. Betts

Climate Change and Children’s Health: Protecting and Preparing Our Youngest

Tanya Tillett

Not Just for Workers: Maternal Exposure to Ambient Benzene Linked to Spina Bifida in Infants

Julia R. Barrett

A Whale Tale: Using Blubber Biopsies to Characterize Pacific Ocean Pollutant Trends

Angela Spivey


Arctic Oil Drilling Plans Raise Environmental Health Concerns

Charles W. Schmidt

U.S. Lives: Longer but Sicker?

Kris S. Freeman

New Food Safety Law Brings Opportunities Amid Hurdles

David A. Taylor

The Beat

Erin E. Dooley


Dose Imprecision and Resistance: Free-Choice Medicated Feeds in Industrial Food Animal Production in the United States

David C. Love, Meghan F. Davis, Anna Bassett, Andrew Gunther and Keeve E. Nachman


Utility of Recent Studies to Assess the National Research Council 2001 Estimates of Cancer Risk from Ingested Arsenic

Herman Gibb, Cary Haver, David Gaylor, Santhini Ramasamy, Janice S. Lee, Danelle Lobdell, Timothy Wade, Chao Chen, Paul White and Reeder Sams

Global Climate Change and Children’s Health: Threats and Strategies for Prevention

Perry E. Sheffield and Philip J. Landrigan


Blood Pressure in Relation to Concentrations of PCB Congeners and Chlorinated Pesticides

Alexey Goncharov, Marian Pavuk, Herman R. Foushee and David O. Carpenter, for the Anniston Environmental Health Research Consortium

Fate and Complex Pathogenic Effects of Dioxins and Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Obese Subjects before and after Drastic Weight Loss

Min-Ji Kim, Philippe Marchand, Corneliu Henegar, Jean-Philippe Antignac, Rohia Alili, Christine Poitou, Jean-Luc Bouillot, Arnaud Basdevant, Bruno Le Bizec, Robert Barouki and Karine Clément

The Impact of Bisphenol A and Triclosan on Immune Parameters in the U.S. Population, NHANES 2003–2006

Erin M. Rees Clayton, Megan Todd, Jennifer Beam Dowd and Allison E. Aiello

The Consequences of Feminization in Breeding Groups of Wild Fish

Catherine A. Harris, Patrick B. Hamilton, Tamsin J. Runnalls, Veronica Vinciotti, Alan Henshaw, Dave Hodgson, Tobias S. Coe, Susan Jobling, Charles R. Tyler and John P. Sumpter

Diesel Particulate Matter Induces Receptor for Advanced Glycation End-Products (RAGE) Expression in Pulmonary Epithelial Cells, and RAGE Signaling Influences NF-κB–Mediated Inflammation

Paul R. Reynolds, Karisa M. Wasley and Camille H. Allison

RDX Binds to the GABAA Receptor–Convulsant Site and Blocks GABAA Receptor–Mediated Currents in the Amygdala: A Mechanism for 
RDX-Induced Seizures

Larry R. Williams, Vassiliki Aroniadou-Anderjaska, Felicia Qashu, Huckelberry Finne, Volodymyr Pidoplichko, Desmond I. Bannon and Maria F. M. Braga

Vascular and Cardiac Impairments in Rats Inhaling Ozone and Diesel Exhaust Particles

Urmila P. Kodavanti, Ronald Thomas, Allen D. Ledbetter, Mette C. Schladweiler, Jonathan H. Shannahan, J. Grace Wallenborn, Amie K. Lund, Matthew J. Campen, Elizabeth O. Butler, Reddy R. Gottipolu, Abraham Nyska, Judy E. Richards, Deborah Andrews, Richard H. Jaskot, John McKee, Sainath R. Kotha, Rishi B. Patel and Narasimham L. Parinandi

Ambient Particulate Matter Air Pollution and Venous Thromboembolism in the Women’s Health Initiative Hormone Therapy Trials

Regina A. Shih, Beth Ann Griffin, Nicholas Salkowski, Adria Jewell, Christine Eibner, Chloe E. Bird, Duanping Liao, Mary Cushman, Helene G. Margolis, Charles B. Eaton and Eric A. Whitsel

Exploring Indirect Sources of Human Exposure to Perfluoroalkyl Carboxylates (PFCAs): Evaluating Uptake, Elimination, and Biotransformation of Polyfluoroalkyl Phosphate Esters (PAPs) in the Rat

Jessica C. D’eon and Scott A. Mabury

Use of in Vitro HTS-Derived Concentration–Response Data as Biological Descriptors Improves the Accuracy of QSAR Models of in Vivo Toxicity

Alexander Sedykh, Hao Zhu, Hao Tang, Liying Zhang, Ann Richard, Ivan Rusyn and Alexander Tropsha

Gene Expression Alterations in Immune System Pathways in the Thymus after Exposure to Immunosuppressive Chemicals

Rachel Frawley, Kimber White Jr., Ronnetta Brown, Deborah Musgrove, Nigel Walker and Dori Germolec

Are Particulate Matter Exposures Associated with Risk of Type 2 Diabetes?

Robin C. Puett, Jaime E. Hart, Joel Schwartz, Frank B. Hu, Angela D. Liese and Francine Laden

Maternal Exposure to Ambient Levels of Benzene and Neural Tube Defects among Offspring: Texas, 1999–2004

Philip J. Lupo, Elaine Symanski, D. Kim Waller, Wenyaw Chan, Peter H. Langlois, Mark A. Canfield and Laura E. Mitchell

Statistical Methods to Study Timing of Vulnerability with Sparsely Sampled Data on Environmental Toxicants

Brisa Ney Sánchez, Howard Hu, Heather J. Litman and Martha Maria Téllez-Rojo

Uncertainties Associated with Quantifying Climate Change Impacts on Human Health: A Case Study for Diarrhea

Erik W. Kolstad and Kjell Arne Johansson

A Distribution-Based Multiple Imputation Method for Handling Bivariate Pesticide Data with Values below the Limit of Detection

Haiying Chen, Sara A. Quandt, Joseph G. Grzywacz and Thomas A. Arcury

Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in Adults with Childhood Lead Exposure

Kim M. Cecil, Kim N. Dietrich, Mekibib Altaye, John C. Egelhoff, Diana M. Lindquist, Christopher J. Brubaker and Bruce P. Lanphear

Pacific Ocean–Wide Profile of CYP1A1 Expression, Stable Carbon and Nitrogen Isotope Ratios, and Organic Contaminant Burden in Sperm Whale Skin Biopsies

Céline A.J. Godard-Codding, Rebecca Clark, Maria Cristina Fossi, Letizia Marsili, Silvia Maltese, Adam G. West, Luciano Valenzuela, Victoria Rowntree, Ildiko Polyak, John C. Cannon, Kim Pinkerton, Nadia Rubio-Cisneros, Sarah L. Mesnick, Stephen B. Cox, Iain Kerr, Roger Payne and John J. Stegeman


Cycling: Health Benefits and Risks

Luc Int Panis

Cycling: de Hartog et al. Respond

Jeroen Johan de Hartog, Hanna Boogaard, Gerard Hoek and Hans Nijland


Benchmarks of Toxicology, with Peter Goering

Ashley Ahearn

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